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Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Domes of the Yosemite, Morse Museum

Size doesnt matter when it comes to art. Rembrandts 1630 self-portrait, just 5 by 6 inches, is no less a masterpiece than his 1642 Night Watch at 12 feet by 14 feet. However, theres no denying the visceral thrill of a truly huge painting, that rush of a life size window into a different reality. If that appeals to you, you have until July 8 to get to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum and drink in The Domes of the Yosemite by Alfred Bierstadt. Bierstadts massive oil painting, 10 feet high and 15 feet long, might be the biggest thing to happen at Winter Parks compact Morse Museum in years. It was painted in 1867 and in 1873, installed at ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly